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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including performances by Artist of the Week violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer. And actress Sheila Hancock introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Samson Francois playing piano music by Debussy and Ravel: EMI 5859902

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer in music by Schubert (Rondo in B minor D.895) and Balys Dvarionas (Elegie)

The Essential Classics guest is the actress and author Sheila Hancock who introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

Rob's Essential Choice

Vaughan Williams
Symphony No.5
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
RCA 82876557082.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Granville Bantock

    Russian Scenes – Polka

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD.2337.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No.2

    Performers: New Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • EMI 7695632.
  • 9.07am: Essential CD of the Week

    • Maurice Ravel

      Piano Concerto in G

      Performers: Samson Francois (piano), Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, André Cluytens (conductor)

      • EMI 5859902.
  • 9:30am: Artist of the Week - Gidon Kremer

    • Balys Dvarionas


      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

      • TELDEC 0630146542.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat

    Performers: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), National Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard (conductor)

    • SONY SMK 89611.
  • 9:50am: Artist of the Week - Gidon Kremer

    • Franz Schubert

      Rondo in B minor D.895

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Valery Afanassiev (piano)

      • DG 4316542.
  • 10.10am: Artist of the Week - Gidon Kremer

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Serenata Notturna in D K.239

      Performers: Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer (director)

      • NONESUCH 7559796332.
  • 10.30am: Sheila Hancock's Choice

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Symphony No.9 - Largo

      Performers: Grimethorpe Colliery Band

      • SONY 88697 532522.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No.2 - Andante assai

    Performers: Jascha Heifetz (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch

    • RCA LSC 2314.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Allegro appassionato

    Performers: Francois-Rene Duchable

    • EMI 5723562.
  • 11.00am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Symphony No.5

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • RCA 82876557082.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations (excerpt)

    Performers: Franns von Promnitzau (organ)

    • AURIS SUBTILIS 12021.


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